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Wednesday, December 17, 1997

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  • Johnny Gammage

    A Pennsylvania judge again declared a mistrial in the case of two suburban Pittsburgh police officers charged in the death of black motorist Johnny Gammage.

  • Peru

    One year ago today, fourteen rebels of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) stormed a Christmas party at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Lima, Peru, and held hostage more than 500 top Peruvian government and foreign officials. Four months later, commandos attacked the residence, releasing 71 hostages and killing all the MRTA rebels. One Peruvian Supreme Court judge was also killed.

  • Food Politics

    The United Nations Children’s Fund reported yesterday that malnutrition kills between 6 and 7 million children every year and leaves millions more stunted both physicially and mentally. In its annual report entitled The State of the World’s Children, UNICEF said the problem of under-nourishment was all the more dangerous because it often had no visible symptoms.